Seeking therapist for cancer diagnosis

I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer and I am seeking a therapist who can help me navigate the myriad of emotions I am having and has experience working with people with cancer. I need someone who accepts insurance, I have Cigna.  

Any recommendations appreciated.  

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Hi there -

I'm so sorry that you have to go through this! I'm so glad you are looking for professional support in this tough situation. No matter where you end up regarding therapy, this group here has a reputation of offering wonderful support overall: - womens cancer resource center.

All the best to you - 

I'm a cancer survivor.  I know what a confusing, scary time this is.  Burton Presberg, M.D. on Santa Clara Avenue in Oakland, is a psychiatrist who works exclusively with cancer patients or families of patients.  Several women in my breast cancer support group saw him.  I don't know which insurance he takes other than United Healthcare, which is what I have.  He's very kind.  I urge you to call him.   510-597-0536.  

I am a cancer survivor of over 10 years and found the free support groups and programs at Cancer Support Community in Walnut Creek to be invaluable. They offer a host of programs for people with all types of cancers and their families/caregivers. I am still in touch with the people from my newly-diagnosed group- all these years later. 

Best of luck to you in your search for support at this challenging time.